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Del-York Academy partners Hollywood instructors to revolutionalise Nigeria’s creative industry

Del-York Creative Academy is partnering with award winning instructors from Hollywood, bringing them to Nigeria to lead an intensive month-long workshop.

This, according to the Chief Executive Officer of the Academy, Linus Idahosa is part of its commitment to spur educational reform, thereby transforming the country’s creative education classroom theory with a hands-on approach to learning.

Speaking to journalists on Thursday in Lagos, Idahosa said the training and capacity building program would also revolutionalise Nigeria’s media and entertainment industry.

He added,”Right now, the role Nigeria plays in the share of the global trade for creative product is less than two percent, and there are filmmakers seated here today who will change that, that’s what this academy is about. Empowering you to change the narrative ”

The students are being tutored on courses such as directing, screenwriting, editing, acting, sound design and scoring, music video production, as well as broadcast journalism costume and set design.

Others are make-up and special effects, cinematography and set lighting, colouring and grading, producing, business of filmmaking, introduction to theater, production design, animation design, and drone technology.

Also, as part of their final projects, selected participants will work in conjunction with international media partners to curate original features films, documentaries, skits, short videos, television commercials and video contents to spearhead a social intervention agenda in Africa.

The best graduating student will be awarded a brand new car.

The initiative is supported by The Guardian and Guardian Studios.

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